Monthly Archives: March 2010

Moscow Russia and Her Therapy!



Svet shoot this video next day after the tragedy. I took what she shot with her camera and removed the static background sound. Added a beautiful piece of music called Serenity Funeral! It came out pretty good for a bumbling bear like me…
Good to watch and absorb facts that people die everyday because of senseless acts of violence…
I hope you like it!
Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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A Day of Mourning in Russia!





Today we have photos taken by Svet and a video from Russia Today: Today is a day of mourning in Russia!

Svetlana travels this Metro almost everyday of her life and today she captured on film a Moscow in mourning.
One of the little known facts about this Metro bombing was that most of the victims are young adults suffering from massive internal injuries. That is because this was also known as the University line. (At least that is what I call it.) Students are traveling to the Moscow University to attend classes…
The massive internal injuries where caused in part by the fact that the explosives were designed on purpose to have excess shrapnel in them. The plastic explosive was embedded with nails, nuts, bolts and other small metal objects. Then when the explosion goes off it sends hundreds of projectiles in all directions to maximize injuries and death…
The dead and injured include students from around the world also. That information will be brought out later in time.
Svetlana

Vitas: Mommy and Son.

Russia is mourning…

Today we are listening a Vitas’ song “Mommy and Son”.

Take, baby, mommy’s hand
The way to Paradise is still dark,
And we shall go with you together straight ahead,
My care is necessary to you there!

I’m scared, mommy!
There is no your hand!
And I shall see never the sun.
The fallen wall gets heavier,
And the spark of a short life dies away.

Go, baby, quietly, I’m with you,
The earthly sorry went away for ever
Only take Memory about the family wih you,
Now it is especially important.

I’m scared, mommy!
There is no your hand!
And I shall see never the sun.
The fallen wall gets heavier,
And the spark of a short life dies away.

Now I ask you not to cry, mommy,
Love and take care of living children!
And we shall go with friends
together straight ahead,
Illuminate our way with your heart!

Memory will keep your image, mommy!
My heart is beating slower…
Of course, the hope will defeat the death,
And the son will return to you in a following life!

I’m scared, mommy!
There is no your hand!
And I shall see never the sun.
The fallen wall gets heavier,
And the spark of a short life dies away.

Возьми, малыш, скорее руку мамы,
Дорога в Рай пока ещё темна,-
И мы пойдём с тобою вместе прямо,-
Тебе забота Там моя нужна!

Мне страшно, мама!
Нет руки твоей!
И солнце никогда я не увижу.
Упавшая стена всё тяжелей,
И гаснет огонёк недолгой жизни.

Иди, малыш, спокойно, я с тобою,
Печаль земная навсегда ушла,
Лишь Память о семье возьми с собою,
Сейчас она особенно важна.

Мне страшно, мама!
Нет руки твоей!
И солнце никогда я не увижу.
Упавшая стена всё тяжелей,
И гаснет огонёк недолгой жизни.

Теперь тебя прошу не плакать, мама,
Живых детей люби и береги!
А мы пойдём с друзьями вместе прямо,
Слезами нам дорогу освети!

Твой образ, мама, Память сохранит!
Сердечко моё медленнее бьётся…
Надежда смерть, конечно, победит,
И в следующей жизни сын к тебе вернётся!

Мне страшно, мама!
Нет руки твоей!
И солнце никогда я не увижу.
Упавшая стена всё тяжелей,
И гаснет огонёк недолгой жизни.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Two blasts in Moscow Metro, dozens killed



Two blasts in Moscow Metro, dozens killed:

Published 29 March, 2010, 08:26

Two explosions have rocked the Moscow Metro this morning, claiming dozens of dead and injured.

The first explosion happened in a carriage at the central Lubyanka underground station and has claimed the lives of 26 people, with more injured, informs RIA Novosti news agency.

The second blast happened at the Park Kultury Metro station in the third carriage of a train. 15 or more people are reported to be dead, the quantity of injured is unknown.

According to Russia’s Emergency Ministry, the first explosion presumably happened in the second carriage of a Metro train stopped at the Lubyanka station in the very center of Moscow, only several hundred meters from the Kremlin. At 9:30am Moscow Time, the Emergencies Ministry gave the number of casualties as 20 killed and 11 wounded on Lubyanka station and 12 killed and 7 wounded at Park Kultury station.

Rescuers are working at both scenes.

The explosions happened during rush hour. Both Lubyanka and Park Kultury stations are very busy interchange stations, with many people there at any given time, particularly on Monday morning.

It is hard to make any assumptions right now but some reports say the explosions were carried out by suicide bombers.

Meanwhile, all train services have been suspended on the Moscow Metro system for the time being, with security services on high alert.

A criminal investigation into a terrorist act has been initiated.
“It has been a planned action”

Viktor Linnik, Editor-in-Chief of Slovo newspaper, told RT that “this is obviously a planned action.”

“Probably there have been leaks on terror acts being planned in Moscow because there have been very strong armed patrols in Moscow for the past five or six days,” he said.

“What has happened is a shock, but not a cause for panic. We have seen it before,” Linnik added.

Previous blasts in Moscow Metro:

January 8, 1977, the first terrorist attack in the Metro. An explosive device filled with metal pieces killed seven people and injured 37 between Izmaylovskaya and Pervomayskaya stations on the dark blue line in the North-East of Moscow, along with two other blasts in two grocery stores. The three culprits were caught and executed after trial.

April 20, 1989, two homemade explosive devices were found and neutralized on the circle line, one at Pavelyetskaya to the south and the other at Prospekt Mira to the north.

November 24, 1992, a minor blast occurred on the orange line at Prospekt Mira, when some teenagers threw a firecracker on to the platform. Nobody was harmed.

June 11, 1996, a homemade explosive device equivalent to 400-500 grams of TNT was detonated on the grey line between Tulskaya and Nagatinskaya in the south. 4 people died, and 16 were injured.

January 1, 1998, a homemade bomb exploded on the orange line at Tretyakovskaya, near the center of Moscow. Three people were injured and hospitalized.

February 6, 2001, a blast on the circle line did not kill or injure anybody, but was officially acknowledged at Belorusskaya station, on the circle line to the north-west.

February, 6, 2004 marked the biggest Moscow Metro blast so far, with about 40 casualties and hundreds injured on the green line. This was between Paveletskaya and Avtozavodskaya just to the south of the circle line.

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Willow Sunday – Verbnoe Voskresenie!

Today Russian Orthodox Church cerebrate Willow Sunday or how we call here Verbnoe Voskresen’e. I found a very good video to show you that is Verbnoe voskresenie service in one of the churches: you can see everything during the service inside and outside and even more…

For our readers who wants to know more about this holiday of Russian Orthodox Church:
Russia Has Willow Sunday!

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Andrei Rublev: The Passion According to Andrei (Movie, 1966)

Today we are watching a movie “Andrei Rublev: The Passion According to Andrei” directed by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1966.

The movie tells us about not easy journey of monk Andrei Rublev (the greatest medieval Russian painter of Orthodox icons and frescoes) during not easy time in Russia. But that is not historical movie the movie is just loosely based on the life of real Andrei Rublev.

The movie Andrei Rublev is widely regarded as a masterpiece and one of Tarkovsky’s best works. “Andrei Rublev” belongs 100 the world best movies. But the movie is hard to watch and it has violent scenes.

I highly recommend you to watch this documentary video about “Andrei Rublev: The Passion According to Andrei” Tarkovsky’s. I think it will help to understand it:

Andrei Rublev (Part 1)

Andrei Rublev (Part 2)

Awards:
1969 Cannes Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize
1971 French Syndicate of Cinema Critics – Critics Award(Best Foreign Film)
1973 Jussi Awards – Jussi (Foreign Film)

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Russian Video Presents The Japanese Kodo Drummers!

Hello,

We always post a Russian video (well almost) and this is a video made in the Moscow International House of Music. It has the Japanese, Kodo drummers!


Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, Kodo are forging new directions for a vibrant living art-form. In Japanese the word “Kodo” conveys two meanings: Firstly, “heartbeat” the primal source of all rhythm. The sound of the great taiko is said to resemble a mother’s heartbeat as felt in the womb, and it is no myth that babies are often lulled asleep by its thunderous vibrations. Secondly, read in a different way, the word can mean “children of the drum,” a reflection of Kodo’s desire to play their drums simply, with the heart of a child. Since their debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981, Kodo have given over 3300 performances on all five continents, spending about a third of the year overseas, a third touring in Japan and a third resting and preparing new material on Sado Island.

Kodo strives to both preserve and re-interpret traditional Japanese performing arts. Beyond this, members on tours and research trips all over the globe have brought back to Sado a kaleidoscope of world music and experiences which now exerts a strong influence on the group’s performances and compositions. Collaborations with other artists and composers extend right across the musical spectrum and Kodo’s lack of preconceptions about its music continues to produce startling new fusion and forms.

Svetlana and I missed these performances because they originally were to be in February and something happened and we never found when they were coming again…

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

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Valentina Tolkunova: "I can not do otherwise"

Valentina Tolkunova, a legend of the Soviet stage, has died at the age of 63 from cancer.

The singer passed away on March 22 in a hospital. She had fallen very ill lately, but until the very end she continued singing – because she “could not do otherwise”.

People called you The Soul of Russian song. Her intimate gentle voice and soft chamber intonations, songs what she sang was close to all Russian women…

And like in these words “I can not do otherwise” Valentina Tolkunova always gave the audiences all she lived for – love, tenderness and frankness.

I can not do otherwise

“I will love you always
I can not do otherwise…”

Rest in peace, Valentina.

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.